Easton, Pennsylvania

Trinity Episcopal Church


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        The Ernest M. Skinner Co.
   Year:        1905
   Opus:        126
 
No. manuals:    3
No. stops:      27
No. ranks:      20
No. pipes:      1,219
      

Specification

             GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
          8' First Diapason      61              16' Bourdon             61
          8' Second Diapason     61               8' First Diapason      61
          8' Erzähler            61               8' Stopped Diapason    61
          8' Melodia             CH               8' Salicional          61
          8' Flute               SW               8' Voix Celeste        61
          8' Dulciana            61               8' Aeoline             61
          4' Flute               SW               8' Unda Maris          61
          8' Cornopean           SW               4' Flute               61
                                                  8' Cornopean           61
             CHOIR ORGAN                          8' Oboe                61
          8' Geigen Principal    61
          8' Melodia             61                  PEDAL ORGAN
          4' Flute               61              16' Diapason            30
          8' Clarinet            61              16' First Bourdon       30
                                                 16' Second Bourdon      SW
                                                  8' Cello               12
                                                  8' Melodia             CH


Source: OHS Archives, via Jonathan Bowen.

Notes: According to the "History of Pipes at Trinity," on June 26, 1905, Trinity contracted with Ernest M. Skinner to build a pipe organ for $5,000 to be completed on or about the first day of October 1905. A copy of this contract was obtained from Jean Heideman of the Rodgers Organ Company, and the final specifications can only be surmised. We do know that this organ was the twelfth made by Skinner and was the first electro-pneumatic action with a detached keydesk installed at Trinity using an electric motor. It was the practice of organ builders to use as much of the old pipe work as possible and, in some cases, they would exchange ranks of the old pipes for new pipes. This obviously kept the cost of the instrument lower and, at the same time, enabled the builder to update the organ to his specifications. The organ chamber was used, being to the left of the chancel, and the console installed on the right.

Retained from the 1875 Johnson & Son Op. 443 were the SW Stopped Diapason and the CH Melodia and Piccolo, as well as the Pedal Diapason, Bourdon and Cello.

Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=19630